ESL: Natural World

ESL Natural World Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz

PODCAST: Living on Earth 

English Language podcast focusing on the environment and climate change

Tier 2 Vocabulary and Definitions:

1Artificial (adj.)Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally
2AlternativeAnother or different option, possibility or choice
3Ecologists (n.)People who study the relationship between living things and their environment
4Scarce (adj.)Something that is limited, not enough or only available in small amounts
5Biodiversity (n.)A great variety of plants and animals creating a balanced, healthy environment
6Hedgerow (n.)A line of bushes planted along the edge of a field or road to mark boundaries. They are important to wildlife to survive
7Agriculture (n.)The process of farming and growing plant and animal produce
8Quilt (n.)A blanket covered with intricate stitching in a patchwork design
9ConsequencesA result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
10Drizzle (n.)Light persistent rain falling in very fine drops
11ContemporaryCreated or present in the current age, of the moment
12Historic (adj.)Belonging to history, ancient
13Hinder (v.)To make it difficult for somebody to do something or for something to happen
14Conservation (n.)Protecting from and preventing the wasteful use of precious natural resources
15Insulation (n.)​A protecting material that prevents the transfer of heat or sound
16Hibernate (v.)When an animal or plant spends the winter in a dormant state ‘asleep’
17Photosynthesis (n.)Process by which green plants turn carbon dioxide and water into food using energy obtained from light from the sun
18Navigation (n.)Accurately mapping your position in relation to your surroundings
19Harvesting (v.)The gathering of resources and stockpiling for the winter
20Foraging (v.)The gathering of fruits and berries from the wild (without farming)
21Reusable (adj.)Something that has a long life span and can be used repeatedly before wearing out
22Disposable (adj.)Something that is single-use and is usually made with the purpose of being thrown away
23Integral (adj.)Something that is described as vital or essential
24Remnants (n.)What remains after the majority has been destroyed or taken away
25Deforestation (n.)The destruction of large tracts of forests and their integral habitats
26Adequate (adj.)Something that is enough, satisfactory
27Inadequate (adj.)Not enough, insufficient and not meeting the required standards
28Humid (adj.)When the air is hot and moist with a great deal of water suspended in the air
29Arid (adj.)When the air is intensely dry and there is little life on the landscape
30Endangered (adj.)When an animal or a resource is threatened with extinction or destruction
31Plentiful (adj.)An abundance of produce, ample amounts of a resource. Lots of.
32Vital (adj.)Central and crucial. Important
33Coast (n.)The part of land adjoining or near the sea
34Consistent (adj.)Acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate
35Astronomer (n.)A person who studies the stars, planets and universe in space through a lens
36Sustainability (ab n.)Usually linked to the environment, can an action be balanced and not destroy resources
37Emissions (n.)The production and discharge of particularly gas, radiation or exhaust fumes
38Colonies (n.)A minor settlement, usually described in this way if they are in a foreign place
39Survive (v.)Continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship


Footprint (n.)

The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community

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